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What Is Keppra? | Epilepsy

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Watch more Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/502057-What-Is-Keppra-Epilepsy Keppra or levetiracetam is one of the biggest medications used to control epilepsy. Its one of the newer ones that came out. It's available by pill or intravenously. It works on what's called an SP2 receptor. So its different than some of the other anti-epileptics and its good for both partial complex seizures as well as generalized tonic-clonic seizures. It's usually very well tolerated. It also comes in a liquid formulation which is great for kids. It can be iv loaded which means if somebody's having a seizure in the emergency room or in the hospital it can be given intravenously to stop the seizure. The biggest side effects are, it makes some people, kinda irritable and nasty. And we deal with that by giving them a B6 vitamin at the same time that we start the keppra. Sometimes you can get a little bit of somnamolism and a little bit of somnambulism being sleepy. But the nice part is it doesn't interact with other drugs. So it has very little drugs to drug interaction. No liver issues, no other blood toxicities. So it's a clean medication, treats multiple seizure types. You don't need to monitor blood levels and it's actually safe in pregnancy, which is another big plus. And it doesn't interfere with oral contraceptives.
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Keirsten Turner (4 месяца назад)
Makes you a "little sleepy" are you kidding me? I have been taking Keppra for a few years and I am absolutely exhausted 24-7! I can sleep for 12 hours and wake up sleepy! I NEVER feel rested! I am waaay more than a little sleepy! Be real! And you're not just kind of irritable, you're ready to punch someone in the face for sneezing in the next room!
gamersdashboard101 (3 месяца назад)
Ive never had that lol its different for everyone i think
Odinma Chineke (8 месяцев назад)
Hi, what type of foods does one need to avoid when taking Levetiracetam Extended Release (Keppra XR)? If there some foods that react negatively by causing the seizures to happen more frequently even after taking the medication, please let me know. I m asking because i am not sure. I tried to look online for answers but i haven't found one so far.
Woken up DEAgo (9 месяцев назад)
Keeps me seizure free but causes me to be very aggressive sometimes. I’d rather my family put up with an @sshole than me flopping like a fish out of water though.
Siham siman (1 год назад)
I stopped kepra medicine for two month now am feeling an electric shock can it harm mi plz can sme one answer mi
prima sulaksono (1 месяц назад)
Two months? I stopped it just for two days, but then seizure comes again...
salem ali (9 месяцев назад)
u should consoult your docctor imediatley
Luigi Stravino (1 год назад)
I been taken keppra in 15 years and I still take now
Siham siman (1 год назад)
Plz can some one answer me is it risky to stop kepra medicine
Eric Godoy (6 месяцев назад)
Yes it is taper off slow
Reyes (1 год назад)
Siham Siham yes you can have more seizures dont ever stop taking medications out of nowhere
Jason Daly (1 год назад)
I take it-and I'm fine. I became allergic to every other seizure med. On the market. My advice, don't ever change medications without expert consultation. That's how I became allergic to so many of them out there.
SJ Brigante (2 года назад)
my dad has been on it for 3 Months. since then has had 2 seizures...
Lightning Larry (2 года назад)
On average ( without medication ) I have 1 or 2 seizures a month. Since kepra I haven't had one yet 👍
H a n a b i (2 года назад)
How long have you been taking and on what dosage?
sach teabagger (2 года назад)
failed to mention fucks up your relationship because it changes the person into a numb zombie tht bitches and complains about everything and cant find happiness in anything that feeling dosent exist anymore..
highihigh (2 года назад)
Thank you for the vid. I'm currently taking 750mg twice a day and my only side effects are drowsiness and sleepiness. I suffer from uncontrolled tonic-clonic seizures.
Adriana Lauer (2 года назад)
It can treat Juvenile Myclonic and absence too.
Khari99 (3 года назад)
failed to mention all of the other side effects. lets look shall we? Aggressive or angry anxiety change in personality chills cough or hoarseness crying depersonalization diarrhea dry mouth euphoria fever general feeling of discomfort or illness headache hyperventilation irregular heartbeats irritability joint pain loss of appetite lower back or side pain mental depression muscle aches and pains nausea painful or difficult urination paranoia quick to react or overreact emotionally rapidly changing moods restlessness shaking shivering shortness of breath sleepiness or unusual drowsiness sore throat stuffy or runny nose sweating trouble sleeping unusual tiredness or weakness vomiting and those are only half of what i could find and those are also COMMON side effects
Aeronautical NIBBA (2 месяца назад)
I now understand why I smoke while taking keppra.
Cow6oysfan21 (5 месяцев назад)
I've been taking this medication and I every side effect there is with Keppra
Woken up DEAgo (9 месяцев назад)
anonymous1432341 same happened to me.
MauricioHalo (1 год назад)
Khari99 I heard voices 😯👂
Natalia Mckenna (2 года назад)
+Khari99 i was so agitated and hostile and experienced about 1/3 of those side effects and every time i have a break through seizure they up my dosage and i experience it all again...but taking the b6 helps a lot for me at least
Jessica Mezatasta (5 лет назад)
I take Keppra and have been taking it for maybe a few years now and i haven't had a seizure in 3 years my last one was in early to the middle of 2010 around Easter but since then i haven't had any problems with Keppra or it's side effects.
Moh-TheLion90 (6 лет назад)
thanks for the great videos <3, I hope next time you do a video about Scoliosis :)

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